It’s a public housing disgrace. A furious public housing tenant takes us inside the estate that has become a vacant ghetto before her eyes, and she’s demanding to know why.
Statement to A Current Affair from the Department of Finance and Services:
"The NSW Government is aiming to reduce the concentration of social housing in areas affected by serious disadvantage. This is done through the introduction of private ownership and other developments. This seeks to improve social outcomes and reduce the incidence of crime and anti-social behaviour.
"Housing NSW previously determined the complexes had reached the end of their economic life and the land was identified for sale to the private market. Tenants in these properties were relocated as other homes became available. The last tenants left the complex in 2011.
"A valuation process, due to be completed shortly, will help the Department determine whether to demolish the buildings, subdivide and sell the land, or to sell the site to a developer in its current condition."